A MAN of 62 is in hospital recovering after being rescued from his smokelogged Oldham home by firefighters.

Crews from Oldham and Chadderton were called to the flat at Littlemoor Lane at about 11.20pm last night as smoke billowed out of its windows.

Firefighters administered oxygen to the man before paramedics arrived and took him to the Royal Oldham Hospital, where his condition is not thought to be life threatening.

The cause of the fire is believed to have been food left on the cooker.